Slow Train To Switzerland: One Tour, Two Trips, 150 Years And A World Of Change Apart by Diccon BewesSlow Train To Switzerland: One Tour, Two Trips, 150 Years And A World Of Change Apart by Diccon Bewes

Slow Train To Switzerland: One Tour, Two Trips, 150 Years And A World Of Change Apart

byDiccon Bewes

Paperback | August 29, 2017

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In June 1863 an English lady set off by train on the trip of a lifetime: Thomas Cook's first Conducted Tour of Switzerland. A century and a half later, travel writer Diccon Bewes, author of the bestselling Swiss Watching, decided to go where she went and see what she saw.

Guided by her diary, he followed the same route to discover how much had changed and how much hadn't. She went in search of adventure, he went in search of her, and found far more than he expected.Slow Train to Switzerlandis the captivating account of two trips through the Alps: hers glimpsing the future of travel, his revisiting its past. Together they make a journey to remember.

This is a tale of trains and tourists, of the British and the Swiss, of a Victorian traveller and a modern-day Englishman abroad. It is the story of a tour that changed both Switzerland and the world of travel forever.
Diccon Bewes is a travel writer. A world trip set him up for a career in travel writing, via the scenic route of bookselling. After ten years at Lonely Planet and Holiday Which? Magazine, he decamped to Switzerland, where he managed the Stauffacher English Bookshop in Bern. In addition to grappling with German, re-learning to cross the...
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Title:Slow Train To Switzerland: One Tour, Two Trips, 150 Years And A World Of Change ApartFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 7.75 × 5 × 0.75 inPublished:August 29, 2017Publisher:QuercusLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1857886518

ISBN - 13:9781857886511

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A delightful accessible throw-away style which is both amusing and endearing.-The Cultural Traveller